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Viking Silver Inlaid Bearded Axehead

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Viking Silver Inlaid Bearded Axehead
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Description
c.10th century AD. A small iron axehead with vertical panels to the socket, domed striking face to the rear, short T-shaped blade with narrow shank and curved edge; silver and gold filigree ornament including interlaced three-band serpent motifs to the two lateral socket panels, Ringerike style coiled serpents to the blade extending along the neck. Cf. Arbman, H., Birka I: Die Gr�ber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.14 (1) and (10), for type. 78 grams, 10cm (4"). Private collection formed in Europe in the 1980s. Westminster collection, central London, UK. Accompanied by an archaeological expertise by military specialist Dr. Raffaele D�Amato. Accompanied by a positive metal test number 183091/HM1452 from an Oxford specialist. This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11130-183091. [No Reserve] [A video of this lot is available to view on Timeline Auctions Website.]
Condition
Fair condition; surface accretions.
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Viking Silver Inlaid Bearded Axehead

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Feb 22, 2022
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Starting Price £5
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0340: Viking Silver Inlaid Bearded Axehead

Sold for £16,000
42 Bids
Est. £4,000 - £6,000Starting Price £5
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 1
Feb 22, 2022 4:00 AM EST
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Lot 0340 Details

Description
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c.10th century AD. A small iron axehead with vertical panels to the socket, domed striking face to the rear, short T-shaped blade with narrow shank and curved edge; silver and gold filigree ornament including interlaced three-band serpent motifs to the two lateral socket panels, Ringerike style coiled serpents to the blade extending along the neck. Cf. Arbman, H., Birka I: Die Gr�ber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.14 (1) and (10), for type. 78 grams, 10cm (4"). Private collection formed in Europe in the 1980s. Westminster collection, central London, UK. Accompanied by an archaeological expertise by military specialist Dr. Raffaele D�Amato. Accompanied by a positive metal test number 183091/HM1452 from an Oxford specialist. This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11130-183091. [No Reserve] [A video of this lot is available to view on Timeline Auctions Website.]
Condition
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Fair condition; surface accretions.

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